2000 GUINEAS 1888
The 80th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 2nd May 1888 over the Rowley Mile, was Ayrshire (100/12), a bay colt by Hampton out of Atalanta, owned by the Duke of Portland. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 52.2 secs, with a head back to the third. A field of 6 runners contested the race which was worth £3,550 (Equivalent to £424,000 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
AYRSHIRE J Osborne G Dawson Duke of Portland 100/12
JOHNNY MORGAN F Barrett Duke of Portland 100/6
ORBIT F Webb Duke of Westminster 100/8
FRIAR'S BALSAM Tom Cannon Sir F Johnstone 1/3
OSSORY R Viney Duke of Westminster 50/1
CROWBERRY Robinson Mr R C Vyner 100/7
Note: The image opposite is shown courtesy of the issuing cigarette card company Salmon & Gluckstein. Over Round 110%